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Illinois Baptist AUGUST 01, 2016 Vol. 110 No. 11 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association Will the church speak up? Adron Robinson on race and the recent violence P. 13 Stay current Get news and commentary online. See page 3 for addresses. Heading into the Republican and Democratic National Conven- tions, one unanswered question was howand ifDonald Trump and Hillary Clinton would seek to galvanize the support of evangelical voters. Both candidates picks for vice president, made immediately before their parties conventions, could be seen as a way to reach out to Christian voters who have felt under-represented this campaign season. Trump named Mike Pence , the governor of Indiana, as his running mate. Taking the stage in Cleveland, Pence declared, Im a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order. He peppered his acceptance speech with phrases familiar to Christians: I have faith that God can still heal our land and Pray daily for a wise and discerning heart. The governor, who grew up Catholic, gave his life to Jesus Christ as a college student in 1978, he told CBN News in 2010. He and his wife, Karen, attend College Park Church in India- napolis, and Pence describes himself as an evangelical Catholic. Pence came under fire last year when he signed the Indiana Reli- fious Freedom Restoration Act into law. Critics claimed the bill dis- criminated against the LGBT community, while supporters claimed it in focus Politics 2016 Faith-based Veeps Presidential nominees choose running mates with more evangelical appeal P. 3 Breese, Illinois feels a fresh wind of the Spirit. Story and photos start on P. 7 STUDENT MINISTRY Prayer warriors in training Teens take on spiritual targets at Super Summer P. 4 NEWS Major loss Fire claims Taylorville church building P. 5 PAT'S PLAYBOOK Stick with a plan Advice from Coach Pajak P. 14 Videos, prayer guide, and more at mission illinois Offering & Week of Prayer September 11-18 BY LISA SERGENT Levi and Leah Hart are overcoming obstacles to plant a new church in his hometown. Their story is one of four reports during the season of prayer for state missions.

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